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Dubai: Muslims in Qatar can pay Zakat (charity) by sending a short message from their mobile to a telecommunication provider.
The charity amount, USD 4.10 (15 Qatari riyals), is either added to the user's bill or deducted from the call balance, and transferred to a special fund that will give it to the poor and the needy.
The service introduced in 2004 has been hugely popular and hundreds of thousands of Qatari Riyals are collected every year.
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